South West community urged to stay up to date on coronavirus

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino is encouraging people in the South West to keep accessing up to date coronavirus information.

“A 24/7 National Coronavirus Health Information Line is available on 1800 020 080 or at www.health.gov.au,” Mrs Marino said.

“This provides health and situation information on the outbreak.

“In order to access the latest on the Government’s response to coronavirus, a central source is available at www.australia.gov.au.”

Mrs Marino said people in the South West accessing income support payments did not need to visit a Centrelink office.

“Current customers do not need to do anything to receive the Economic Support Payment or the Coronavirus Supplement,” she said.

“New customers will be asked to create a MyGov account before confirming their identity, which can be done over the phone.

“Please visit www.servicesaustralia.gov.au or call 132850 for more information.

“Businesses and households impacted by COVID-19 can visit www.business.gov.au or call 132846.”

Mrs Marino is urging people in the South West to do whatever they can to help contain the spread of coronavirus.

“This is the time for all of us in our South West community to support each other while respecting the seriousness of the situation,” she said.